Tomorrow Herman and I fly to Paris, where we’ll spend a three days getting over our jet lag. Then we fly down to St Jean Pied de Port in southwestern France to start a five-hundred mile pilgrimage across Spain called “The Way of Saint James, Camino de Santiago.”
During the past ten years the Camino has witnessed an amazing revival to regain its place as the most popular Christian pilgrim route in the world, but this ancient path has been transforming lives for more than ten centuries. In recognition of the 1,800 building of great historic interest that lie along its path it was proclaimed the first European Cultural Itinerary in 1987 and inscribed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1993.
Neither Herman nor I are Christian, but we both believe that dedication to a spiritual path opens a space that allows for profound personal transformation.
I'm not taking my computer, so this will be my last posting for the next two months while we’re in Europe. Please wish us luck and dry weather.